22 August, 2008     

www.samoa.travel launched in Australia

The Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) officially launched its new website www.samoa.travel at the Menzies Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday, 6th August 2008, with over 100 guests in attendance.  Launches were also conducted at the Novotel in Brisbane and Melbourne on Thursday, 7th August and Monday, 11th August respectively. The comprehensive website features information on Samoa'as accomodation and attractions, detailed maps, travellers stories, tips and special holiday deals. "Statistics show that almost 60% holiday booking are made on the internet, so we have invested a great deal of money to develop this site", said Samoa's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Misa Telefoni. Telefoni also indicated the possibility of intruducing a direct flight service from Brisbane to Apia by the end of this year.

  04 August, 2008     

California Samoa Promotion 28 July 2008

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Honourable Misa Telefoni together with Samoa Tourism Authority held a Samoa California Promotion at the AlpineVillage on Monday 28th July, 2008 in Los Angeles.


There were about seventy people that turned up including Air New Zealand agents in California and some of the guests of the Honorary Counsel to Samoa in Los Angeles, Honorary Tuitogamatoe Theresa Betham Rotter.


Welcoming remarks was made by the Master of Ceremony, Honorary Consul, Tuitogamatoe Theresa Betham Rotter followed by a prayer conducted by Reverend Liki. The key note address was delivered by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Honourable Misa Telefoni followed by a 10 minutes slideshow presentation of the beautiful Island country of Samoa by Samoa Tourism Authority while Tolo and her band sang the song ‘We are Samoa’.


It was an evening of sharing and exchanging ideas, comradeship, fun and laughter.


Samoa Tourism Authority together with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Honourable Misa Telefoni wish to thank Mr. Charles Schuler and the Air New Zealand agents and everyone that accepted their invitation to join them on the night.


A very special acknowledgement to the Honorary Consul to Samoa in Los Angeles,Tuitogamatoe Theresa Betham Rotter for sponsoring the venue and some of the beverages.


Last but not least, a very big thank you to Charlotte Wulf of Alpine Village and her dedicated staff.

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